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How Can You Prevent Children With Depression From Developing Substance Use Disorder?

How Can You Prevent Children With Depression From Developing Substance Use Disorder?

If you are a parent who is concerned about the possibility of your children developing substance use disorder (SUD), you can implement preventative measures. This starts with paying attention to their mental health. Mental illnesses like depression can be risk factors for future substance use. Mental Illness as a Risk Factor for Substance Use The … Read more

6 Common Myths About Depression

6 Common Myths About Depression

You are not alone if you or a loved one suffers from depression. Depression is one of the most common but misunderstood mental health illnesses in the U.S. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that over 21 million people in the U.S. experienced a depressive episode in 2020. This number has increased dramatically … Read more

Is There Hope for People With Chronic Depression?

Is There Hope for People With Chronic Depression?

Chronic depression can be crippling. You may find yourself asking, “Is there hope of getting better?” The answer is yes. Although major depression is a complex mental illness, it can be managed and treated. It is critical that you reach out for help and work collaboratively with health professionals. What Is Chronic Depression? Depressive episodes … Read more

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

In the field of addiction recovery, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been long recognized as an effective treatment method. A similar intervention, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), can be equally effective to help ease anxiety and other common mental health conditions. DBT is particularly important in caring for people who have suicidal tendencies. What Is Dialectical Behavior … Read more

What Are the Most Common Prescription Drugs for Depression?

What Are the Most Common Prescription Drugs for Depression?

Depression and anxiety disorders affect more and more people around the world every year, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not everyone who has depression or anxiety knows that medication may help them. Some people are hesitant to try antidepressants, thinking they might do more harm than good. Antidepressants are an increasingly widespread way to treat … Read more

Menopause and Depression Among Women

Menopause and Depression Among Women

Women in their forties and fifties may experience symptoms of anxiety and depression without being able to identify the causes or develop coping strategies. Menopause or other hormonal changes related to a woman’s menstrual cycle is a common cause of depression. Read on to understand more. Symptoms of Depression During Perimenopause Clinically diagnosed depression refers … Read more

COVID, Winter Months, and Depression

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As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a second winter, and with case numbers and death tolls still high, depression is bound to set in for many recovering individuals. It is important to be prepared for what the combination of COVID-19 isolation and winter months brings in terms of mental health. Mental Health Challenges in the Winter … Read more

Can Depression Be Seasonal?

Can Depression Be Seasonal?

Do you ever feel depressed starting in autumn and experience these blue moods through the winter months? Maybe you find yourself in depressed moods that show up in predictable cyclical patterns. Seasonal changes or cyclical biological shifts can affect your mental health. For example, the less sunny months of a year tend to be related … Read more